August 21, 2010

Cyanide and Happiness

One of the best examples of the democratization power of the Internet, in my mind, is the explosion of webcomics. Comics or funnies, had few outlets beyond a section in the newspaper or a major comic publisher. Particularly the comic strip suffered from a severe shortage of real-estate, hindering any meaningful exploration of the genre.

The Internet changed all that. Now we have a wide variety of comics from the beautifully illustrated to the stick figures, all with a story to tell.

I realize, I want to post about a few of my favorites.

Up first, Cyanide and Happiness, is just that - poking fun at stuff you probably should not be. Topics are almost always dark or cynical and, more often than not, offensive. It is a bit like Southpark, but with real adults and no preachy ending. Also, before I forget to mention, extremely funny. The strip below is a great example, and had me guffawing.

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic

Tells you something about my sense of humor now, doesn't it? And the site has a random option, that allows you to browse around for hours.

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